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| Hiya, I've got this problem with sending large emails. Normal emails are fine, but if I attach a large zip file, some people receive it twice, even though it is only sent once from Outlook Express. I have my outbound virus scanner off to stop it interfering. Could the problem be OE, ISP or at their end?|
| > from Outlook Express|
I see the problem.
When you send an e-mail with an attachment, you also send it to M$. The 2nd e-mail is supposed to be sent to Bill Gates' secret spying department. I guess in these cases your mate got them twice by accident.
I guess you haven't installed the latest service pack yet to fix this bug.
| If only it were that simple. |
| It is, don't use Outlook Express.|
That's like still using IE to use the Internet.
| This can occur when the header is corrupt and your mail client can't tell if it's been downloaded. |
| Hmm, I wonder why it would be corrupt though? This happens *every* time I send a big file. But I'm not sure it's to ALL recipients...|
Maybe next time I'll use something other than OE as an experiment, but I need to copy the addresses across...
but I need to copy the addresses across...
Thunderbird will import them for you.
Could the problem be OE, ISP or at their end?I'm going to go with Outlook Express aswell.
| OK, next time I'll try thunderbird. Cheerz. |
| > Maybe next time I'll use something other than OE as |
> an experiment, but I need to copy the addresses across...
LOL! Grey, now that I recall, those tunes you sent me last month. They came twice. Heheh :)
I didn't think anything of it at the time.
| I've found out it's Wanadoo. People seem to get them from two different SMTP addresses! |
| Does the person you're sending it to have any way of checking if two copies of the e-mail exist on the mail server? Can sometimes do this if you have a POP3 mailbox and your ISP provides access via webmail too.|
Could be that the person you're mailing is using some weird e-mail client that isn't deleting downloaded mail from the server correctly.
| that's what I though was a possibility but the two emails have different times on them by a few seconds and have a different smtp at wanadoo, which means they are coming from different locations, having been duplicated by the ISP! |
| Outlook will import them for you =] Office 2007 is free at the moment, so maybe give it a looksee. |